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Old 05-05-2011, 10:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default So you think you want a HIGH drive puppy?

You better also know you've got a ton of extra free time on your hands for the next year (or years ) Frankly, I thiink even some mid-drive GSD's have behaviors like this pup...and it's way more than many people are prepared for when they buy that adorable bundle sleeping in a pile with it's littermates.




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Old 05-05-2011, 11:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Dogs/puppies just have energy! Tim is still ready to go after chasing squirrels in our five acre field, digging for moles, helping clean stalls, a two mile jog, swimming in the creek, chasing the jolly ball across the yard 20 times, dog school. My sisters labs live on a 40 acre farm, they get to swim in ponds, run the woods and run around all day. They basically keep going until 10 pm, when they crash.(But, if somebody wanted to play, they would be game!)

Generally, I don't think you can wear out a dog. Humans don't have the stamina. LOL!!
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Dogs/puppies just have energy! Tim is still ready to go after chasing squirrels in our five acre field, digging for moles, helping clean stalls, a two mile jog, swimming in the creek, chasing the jolly ball across the yard 20 times, dog school. My sisters labs live on a 40 acre farm, they get to swim in ponds, run the woods and run around all day. They basically keep going until 10 pm, when they crash.(But, if somebody wanted to play, they would be game!)

Generally, I don't think you can wear out a dog. Humans don't have the stamina. LOL!!
Agreed! It took me 4 hours to wear out Jazz. That included a walk along the Canal for an hour, a dog park along the canal for an hour, swimming for an hour, and then we travelled to another dog park for an hour. It was a gorgeous day and I loved it but wow does he ever have energy!
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Its currently impossible to tire nash out. My mutt just finally started getting to the point where he will get tired after going to work all day (dog daycare) and then playing fetch for 20 minutes or so and a long walk later in the evening. Nash can go all day and all night if I let him.
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Generally, I don't think you can wear out a dog. Humans don't have the stamina. LOL!!
Physically, no. Mentally, of course you can. It's all about the right mixture of both.

Just ask Kaiser who slept all afternoon/evening after spending a couple of hours socializing with lots of people and dogs but had energy to play with his sister after a 7 mile hike.

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I watched the video about the high drive puppy, and it felt as though I was watching Brutus again, when he was a puppy. Now to add the video where the puppy rips all the boxes into 10000 pieces.
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That first video is SO much like my corgi and little GSD. They are night and day. I cantvwait til she gets her second set of vaccines so I can take her out of the home for more physical and mental stimulation!
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That first video is what Sasha is like now! LOL definitely wish I had checked out things better before I adopted her, and the only way I can tire her out is to play hours..hours a day just with her. Luckily she isn't destructive but does upset my other dogs. There is someone wanting her for possible drug detection training...giving it some thought.
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"So you think you want a high drive puppy" --- That is HAUS!! I have had Shepherds all of my life, but the drive that he has is unimaginable. My husband always jokes that he gives him heart palpitations.
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I am starting to understand what High Drive means. Sasha is "on" all of the time. She won't quit physically if it wasn't for the fact that I have to put limits on her. I am afraid she would kill herself if left to her own resources. She never stops, even in the heat. What I find interesting is the more mentally challenged she is the more tired she finally gets. So, mental challenges to me, is more important than just the physical for these high drive dogs. Admittedly, she is wearing me out, mentally!! I need to figure out more challenges for her. She is too darn smart.
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